Installation and Uninstallation Guide
This section describes how to
install the SpinCore Driver Suite on Windows
machines. This package can be used with Windows
2000/XP/Vista/7, x86 and amd64. The instructions
and most screenshots below are for Windows 7, however
the procedure is virtually identical for other
versions of Windows.
1. Disconnect all SpinCore products from the computer
with the computer power off. Please uninstall
any previous version of SpinAPI.
2. Download and run the latest version of the
SpinCore Driver Suite installer. On Windows Vista or
Windows 7, please right-click the installer and choose
'Run as administrator.'
3. Several prompts will appear showing you
license information and other information about the
software. Be sure to read and understand each page
before clicking "Next >." After accepting the
agreement and clicking "Next >" a few more times
you will be prompted to choose a location for the
files being installed. These items will also be
accessible via the Start Menu once the installation
has been completed. To continue, click "Next >".
4. Now you will see the following window. It
lists the contents of the package. Most packages are
divided into components which can each be installed to
your computer or not. This window displays these
components. Click "Next >".
5. The wizard page shown below is a summary of
the selections you have made. Review this information
and click "Install" when you are ready.
6. The setup application will now begin copying
files to your computer. You will see a window like the
one shown below.
During this process, the following window may
appear pertaining to Windows Logo testing. You may
safely choose to "Continue Anyway"
7. Once the installation program has finished, you may
connect your SpinCore device to the computer. If
you have a PCI board, turn off your computer, insert
the board into one of the free PCI slots, firmly
secure your PCI board with a screw and turn the
computer back on. If you have a USB device, you may
simply plug it in without restarting the
computer. If you are using Windows Vista/Windows
7, you may skip to step 11 now.
Steps 8-11 are for Windows XP users.
8. You will now be prompted by the "Found New
Hardware" wizard that it has detected your board. You
do not need to search online for drivers, so choose
"No, not this time."
9. In the next step, the Wizard should detect your
board. The Installation Wizard will also display the
model name of your board. Please note that
PulseBlaster devices will appear as something other
than "SpinCore Technologies, Inc: RadioProcessor
(dv2)". Choose to install the software from a
specified location, and click "Next"
10. Windows will then prompt for a directory to
search. Check the box 'Include this location in the
search' and select browse.
If you are using Windows Vista or later, browse to
C:\SpinCore\SpinAPI and then select 'Include
If otherwise, navigate to the directory
- For PCI drivers select the folder
- For USB drivers select the cypress folder where
you will find "wxp" for Windows XP or "w2k" for
Windows 2000 or "wlh" for Windows 7.
- For USB-PTS drivers select the "d2xx" folder.
Once the directory is selected, click the 'Next'
button. This may take a few minutes. Again, during
this process, a window may appear pertaining to
Windows Logo testing. You may safely choose to
11. A window will appear to indicate that the driver
installation has finished. If Windows asks you to
reboot your computer, please do so.
12. After installation has finished, you can check to
make sure the device has been installed properly by
looking in the Device Manager (instructions
Your SpinCore product will either be listed under the
Multifunction Adapters category if it is a PCI board,
or the Universal Serial Bus Controllers category if it
is a USB device. Your Device Manager (in Windows
XP) should look approximately as follows:
Once the installation of SpinAPI is complete, you
should install the example package and run some of the
examples to confirm that the board is working
correctly. You are now ready to begin using your new
If you have any trouble with the installation or have
any questions, please contact
. We appreciate your feedback!
The uninstall application is in the same
directory where SpinAPI was installed.
Typically in C:\SpinCore\SpinAPI.
1. Disconnect all SpinCore products from the
computer with the computer power off.
2. Open the SpinAPI folder by clicking the Start
button on the bottom left, click Computer,
double-click C: Disk, double-click the SpinCore
folder, double-click the SpinAPI folder.
3. Open the uninstall application named
"unins000.exe". If prompted to allow the application
to make a change to your computer, click "yes". When
asked if you want to completely remove SpinCore
Driver Suite and all of its components click "yes".
4. Wait for the computer to finish uninstalling.
When prompted that uninstalling is complete, press
any key to continue. You will then see a pop-up that
says SpinCore Driver Suite was successfully removed
from your computer, click "OK".
You have now successfully uninstalled SpinAPI.
If you have any trouble with the uninstallation or
have any questions, please contact
. We appreciate your feedback!
do I access the Device Manager?
- Press the Windows Key and 'R' or select 'Run...'
from the Start Menu.
- Type 'devmgmt.msc' in the box and press 'OK.'